The Week in Drag – RuPaul’s Drag Race vs. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World, Elektra Fence gets exposed, Trixie and Katya watch Squid Game, and more
Hello, hello, hello! We have got more drag news, reviews, and updates this week than you can handle, so strap in!
This Week in Drag saw the debut of yet another entry in the Drag Race canon with the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World (and the return of “Binge Queens”) and now we’ve got twice the fashion and interviews from these uber-talented queens from around the globe and right here at home – because we can’t forget about the dolls bringing their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to season 14.
We also have videos and fun from some of your all-time favorites. We (obviously) have A LOT to cover this week, so let’s bring it to the runway!
Last week on RuPaul’s Drag Race, our queens showed off their acting chops in a quest to create the ultimate tease for the season and paid tribute to our favorite Fly Girl, Jennifer Lopez, on the runway. Monét X Change and Laganja Estranja take us through the real and manufactured drama and fierce looks on the latest episode of “The Pit Stop.”
Bob the Drag Queen and Kandy Muse review the super tease challenge, the fashions and more on “Purse First Impressions.”
The “Night of 1,000 J-Los” runway showcased some forgotten looks along with some iconic fashions from our spicy diva. Raja and Gottmik toot and boot the tributes on “Fashion Photo Ruview.”
Yuhua Hamasaki and Drag Race UK’s Divina DeCampo give us their take on the runway fashions on “Bootleg Opinions.”
Kornbread and June Jambalaya join Batty Davis and Naysha Lopez for the Drag Race viewing party at Chicago’s Roscoe’s nightclub and spill plenty of tea along the way (have I mentioned how much I miss June already?)
Sadly, we had to say goodbye to the delightful Alyssa Hunter, but we are treated to a fantastic “Whatcha Packin’?” as she talks to Michelle Visage about growing up with a pageant queen mom and (later) a gay dad, going home on a JLo tribute, the Snatch Game characters she wanted to play and shows us some fabulous fashions we didn’t get to see on the show.
Good news! Binge Queens is back to take on Drag Race UK vs The World. Bad news: Pandora Boxx and Scott Nevins are not (whomp whomp.) BUT, we do have Honey Davenport, BenDeLaCreme, Mayhem Miler, Morgan McMichaels, Brittany Broski and Brock Ciarlelli to take us through the new series. Check out their recap of the queens’ talent show and fabulous fashions.
DRUK vs. The World queens Jimbo, Mo Heart, Jujubee and Lemon take part in the “Most Impossible Drag Race Quiz”. I consider myself a super fan, but even I had problems with a few questions. Watch to see how these queens do.
The DRUK vs. The World cast spoke with Attitude and answer the burning question “Who is the shadiest queen?”
Head back to Roscoe’s for the DRUK vs. The World viewing party as Batty Davis and Kara Mel D’Ville welcome Canada’s Drag Race’s Jimbo (whose talent still has everyone talking) and Lemon to talk about the new series.
While I couldn’t imagine any queen going home after what we saw on the premiere of DRUK vs. The World, someone had to go, and, sadly, it was Canada’s Lemon. Here she dishes about her brief time on the show and doles out the superlatives to her fellow queen-testants with Yshee Black on “Drag Race Yearbook.”
Making the UK press rounds, Lemon also popped into “Tea Time” to spill said beverage with the wonderful Tia Kofi.
I have missed our Irish rose Blu Hydrangea and fortunately for us, she’s back with a new series of “Blu’s Beats.” Here, she recreates her glamazon warrior promo look (fun fact: her promo outfit was conceived by Painted by Raven winner Matt Perkins!)
If you’ve missed meeting the international queens of the Drag Race universe, my interview inspiration, Joseph Shepherd, has been doing a fantastic job of introducing these amazing performers to the world. In his latest “Exposed” interview, he sits down with Drag Race Down Under’s Electra Fence to talk about her career and her Drag Race experience. Definitely take the time to get to know this Aussie sensation.
I think by now, everyone has seen Netflix’s addictive series Squid Game. If you haven’t, or just want to relive the mayhem and murder of the Korean series, Trixie and Katya are here with their take on “I Like to Watch.”
Trixie gets more PR makeup (jealous, party of one here) and recreates her signature look with the help of cosmetics from Sigma Beauty, Prados Beauty, Kenia Ontiveros Beauty and more. Like Trixie, I also love a good black liquid eyeliner.
Things that make you say “Merci!” – Gottmik and Violet Chachki discuss their recent trip to Paris on the latest “No Gorge.”
Willam is not only a designer clotheshorse, she also can rock so many unique makeup looks. On the latest “Paint Me Bitch”, she gets a pastel-hued makeover from makeup artist extraordinaire Hungry.
Bob and Monét talk divas and superheroes (and the many similarities between the two) and lots more on the latest episode of “Sibling Rivalry.”
Need a new game to while away the time between episodes of Drag Race (even thought that tie is getting shorter)? Manila Luzon announced this week a new online game called “Drag Her” pitting queens from Drag Race and Dragula against each other in Mortal Kombat inspired fights. The fighting divas include Manila, Alaska, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Landon Cider and Laganja Estranja with Tammie Brown, Jiggly Caliente and Meatball popping in to assist. Back the project on Kickstarter and get ready to play.
Rock M Sakura is back to show us that not everything you see on the internet is real. Watch as she tries some fashion hacks from 5-minute craft videos. Watch as she tries to create a sequined dress and marble dyed shoes and tries a lipstick hack with liquid latex that delivers a hilarious fail.
Jaymes Mansfield puts her unique spin on Marilyn Monroe’s iconic blonde curls and I love it. You will too.
Whew! What a week! I hope you were able to handle the fabulousness because there’s surely more to come next week. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy and say LOVE!